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Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, LenderSeekers.co.uk is your free short-term and instalment Payday Lender and Loan Comparison Website; a resource for established and new payday loan lenders offering bad credit loans and short term loans. 

Below, you will find some of the Short Term Lenders that you will find on our Compare Lenders page where you can use our filters - up to 12 - to help you decide which company to apply to so that you can make an informed decision as to which you would like to fund your loan.

Or, if you are still unsure about which company to apply with, why not make an application using our own LenderSeekers Matchmaking Service and we will try to find a Lender for you? If this is what you would like to do, please APPLY HERE or use the button on the right.
 
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW PAYDAY LENDER / LOAN COMPARISON WEBSITE!
LenderSeekers.co.uk is your resource to compare Short Term Loan direct lenders so that you can make an informed decision as to which payday loan Lender you want to apply to using our truly comprehensive selection of filters.

LenderSeekers.co.uk launched in March 2015 and was the first Payday Loan Comparison website to offer a Comparison Tool with up to 12 filters!
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Payday loans: what you need to know


 
Firstly, Payday advances should be used for short-term financial needs only, not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counselling and seek advice from organisations such as moneyadviceservice.org.uk
 
Are Payday or Short-term loans a viable solution to short-term emergency funding needs?
What is a Payday or Short Term loan or Instant Payday loan? It is a cash advance loan designed to be repaid on your next payday or over a relatively short time period. It is usually a small value loan of between £100 and £2000 and is typically deposited into your Bank Account on the same day; the 'instant payday loan'. There has been much criticism in the Media in recent years and there has been very good reason for this; some payday loan Lenders were too robust and charged too much for their service. Happily, the Financial Conduct Authority has changed all that and has removed the worst offenders from the marketplace and is strictly regulating the Lenders that you now have access to via this Price Comparison Website - or Payday Loan Comparison website.

As a rule, it is very important that you ensure you only make applications to registered and regulated payday loan Lenders, preferably members of a Trade Association such as the CCTA, for example and ideally following research on a payday loan comparison website such as this one.
With tightening budgets affecting many, payday loans are increasingly seen as the solution – and they can be, provided they aren’t used every month to make ends meet nor used to repay debts from other loans.

Short-term loans or instant payday loans as they are sometimes known should be seen as an emergency need to top up when an unbudgeted bill arises and repaid as quickly as possible; the sooner you repay, the less your interest owed will be. We always advise that you speak to your Lender before taking out a loan and ascertain whether you can repay early with zero financial penalties. It should be possible and will save you a lot.

How do you choose the right Payday Loan Lender?
To compare Payday Loans and/or Lenders is a vital part of deciding who to apply to. When choosing a payday loan lender - one that will directly fund your loan rather than a Broker -  it is important that you consider not only all of the benefits that the Lender may offer, but also the additional charges or fees. For instance you may need to borrow £100 and one lender offers you the cash the same day but they may charge you £5 to process a faster payment to your account and they may deduct this from the loan amount, meaning you will only receive £95 and have to repay around £124. You may find another lender who will offer the £100 via a BACS payment which is free of charge if you can wait slightly longer for the loan your repayment will still be £124 but you would have received more. You can see the benefits. Do you choose a new payday loan lender? Or a long-standing company with an well-earned reputation? (We answer this question in our Additional Information Section). 

APR rates can also be misleading as they are calculated for borrowing over 12 months, but a payday loan is designed to be borrowed over - usually - 30 days. However, they are all relevant to each other and you will find the rates vary by many thousands of percent. Finding out which Lender is cheapest is where we can help you; our Compare Lenders page helps you identify which Lender or Loan will be cheaper for you.

We recommend ensuring you choose a lender that is signed up to the Good Practice Charter too as you will receive fair and just treatment from them. You should also ensure the lender has a current Consumer Credit License, this number is usually at the bottom of the website in the Legals section.

Remember: Always Compare Payday Loans and Lenders (and Short Term Loans). We can show you established and new Payday Loan Direct Lenders, some Lenders will also have no Credit Checks who will accept a Bad Credit History or CCJ's. 

What happens if I cannot repay my payday loan?
Failing to make your payment on time will usually result in extra interest and charges being applied to your account. Most lenders will also look to take further steps, including legal action, if you continuously fail to meet your repayments or try to find a solution to the debt via a Payment Plan of some kind. The amount of fees and additional interest varies from lender to lender; this should be clearly displayed on their website and it is your responsibility to ensure you have read and understood these charges. Generally, repayments on your loan are taken from your bank account automatically via a process known as Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) - this is an automatic debit from your debit card. Should you have insufficient funds in your account at the time the payday lender attempts to debit your account, you will incur additional charges. Additional charges and interest will result in your total balance due to increase - sometimes significantly.

Therefore, you must try your best to repay your loan on time. Every payday lender operates differently and use varying methods to calculate late fees, default charges and additional interest. Speak to them. Let them discuss your options and how they can help you.

If you discover that you cannot repay, contact the Lender that funded you immediately and discuss your situation with them, explaining clearly what has changed and offer your proposal for repayment under a Payment Plan.

If you are unable to reach an amicable solution, please contact moneyadviceservice.org.uk or any debt advice charity and discuss with them your situation; they will give you free and impartial advice.

How does a Payday Loan affect my credit score?
Currently, the majority of payday lenders report your borrowing and repayment history to the various Credit Bureaus. If you continue to avoid a debt or fail to make repayments, this will reflect negatively on your credit score and you will find it more difficult to obtain further credit in the future. For relatively small loans, the implications of a negative report from a payday loan lender on your credit score can be severe so it is definitely not worth the risk. There are some Payday Lenders who prefer to use their own systems to calculate a person's creditworthiness to borrow - as such, a decline from these Lenders will not be seen by anyone else and so, for many with a bad credit history, this could be the better option when choosing an instant payday loan lender.

Can I roll my loan over, or extend the terms?
Generally, we do not recommend rollovers or extensions. If you feel that you require more time to pay then you should contact your lender immediately. For the lenders that offer rollover options, you will usually be charged one months interest and possibly an extension fee. In some circumstances, lenders may automatically roll your loan over until you instruct them otherwise - you should check this within your payday loan terms and conditions. New guidelines insist that a customer cannot roll a loan over more than 2 times. Again, avoid this if you can as this is where the payday loan can become prohibitively expensive.

Do you have any advice or tips?
The best advice available is that you only ever borrow what you need and not a penny more and that you repay the loan when you agree to.
It can be tempting to borrow more than you need, particularly with lenders that offer varying credit limits however you must remember that you have to pay it back - with interest.
If you take out a Short Term Loan and can pay it back early, do so because it will save you at least 0.8% in interest charges per day.

What are the alternatives to payday loans?
For the most part, people looking for payday loans are struggling financially with a bad credit History, often through no fault of their own.
This could be an indication that you need more structured financial help and you may find it more useful to speak to a debt support charity.
You should never take a payday loan out on a whim, you must ensure that you have fully researched the process and costs involved, and that you have exhausted all other means of raising the funds. Ask yourself now, 'Do I really need this Payday Loan?'

If you do, then speak to your family and friends first, everybody falls into some financial difficult at some point in their life and there is no shame in asking for help.